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Sugar Scrub Recipe with FREE printable labels

Posted by  ·  November 30, 2017  ·  Last Updated: March 18, 2019

I hope you like this sugar scrub recipe as much as I do. I love the way a good sugar scrub makes your skin feel so soft and silky. The best part is that when you make it yourself you know exactly what is in it. You will be amazed at how easy it is to make this 3 ingredient sugar scrub! It is a great homemade gift that is super easy to make and friends will truly appreciate.

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sugar scrub recipe

3 Ingredient Sugar Scrub Recipe

This versatile homemade sugar scrub recipe can be made with different essential oils.  I love Young Living peppermint essential oil. Fresh, nostalgic, and instantly recognizable, peppermint essential oil’s scent invigorates the mind and senses while inspiring a sense of peace. It is perfect for a morning shower where the invigorating aroma will give you a boost of positivity!

The sugar and coconut oil exfoliates and moisturizes skin. It is the perfect body scrub. Such simple ingredients to make something so beneficial. Believe me, you can say goodbye to dry skin! You will be silky smooth. To use rub a small amount in a circular motion all over your body.

Peppermint Sugar Scrub Supplies

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Sugar Scrub Recipe

Mix oil sugar and essential oil and put into a little jar.  It is as easy as that to make your very own DIY sugar scrub recipe. Some people get fancy and add olive oil and or almond oil. I think this simple recipe is amazing!

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4.59 from 12 votes

Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Cindy Hopper


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1  to 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 15-20 drops Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil
  • jar
  • printable peppermint sugar scrub labels


  1. Measure coconut oil when solid. Melt coconut oil and allow to cool. Stir in 1 cup sugar and 15 drops peppermint essential oil. Put the sugar scrub mixture into jars. Place label on top of jar.

During the winter I like to use 1/2 cup coconut oil to 1 cup sugar. My skin is a bit dryer and I love the extra moisturizer.  In the summer when my home is warmer and the coconut oil might not always stay solid I use 1/2 cup coconut oil to 1 1/4 cup sugar.  I always use at least 15 drops of the essential oils because I really want to take advantage of the aromatherapy benefits!


During the winter months, I have been using fractionated coconut oil. This is coconut oil that stays liquid.  It makes it super easy to scoop out of the jar and use when my house is cooler.

how to make sugar scrub

If giving as gifts place the sugar scrub into small mason jars. Small canning jars work great!

homemade peppermint sugar scrub

Download the free sugar scrub labels and print on any color of cardstock.  You can choose red labels or black labels.

free printable sugar scrub labels

Using a 2 1/4 inch circle punch (affiliate link) cut out the labels.  Glue the label to the top of the lid.  The labels can also be printed on one-up (a solid sheet) of label paper and then cut to make stickers.

peppermint sugar scrub free printable labels

How cute is that! What a useful gift that your friends will enjoy!

Looking for another great sugar scrub recipe?

Do you need another sugar scrub recipe? How about trying a

  1. coconut lime sugar scrub
  2. lavender sugar scrub (this is where you will find the labels for the lavendar sugar scrub)
  3. sugar scrubs for winter
  4. sugar scrub recipes for summer!
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In our home we use essential oils daily….. you will always smell and see a diffuser and countless are the ways essential oils have impacted our lives. From helping our home to be peaceful and calm to handling colds, aches and even bunions oils have made a difference.  I almost forgot to mention the Thieves Cleaner! I would never use anything else!

I started by getting a Young Living Starter Kit. You can read all the details along with some fun diffuser recipes here. If you do sign up under me I would love to send you a reference guide so you know how to use all the oils!

This reference guide cuts to the “quick” on how to use essential oils to support health and well-being. It’s big enough to address any need yet small enough to carry with you. Easy to navigate too! You will find essential oil recommendations for over 600 health conditions. After you sign up email me at [email protected] and I will send you a copy!

Here are some more ways we use essential oils:

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  1. Peggy Spicer
    Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
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  2. Carolyn
    Saturday, December 8th, 2018
    Hi. Do i have to keep the sugar scrub in a jar, or would a can with lid work ?
    • Cindy
      Saturday, December 15th, 2018
      Carolyn, I think a can would be okay if it was stainless. Aluminum or tin might rust with the moisture.
  3. hailey
    Thursday, December 6th, 2018
    can you please tell me what size jar you used for these labels?
  4. Rene Bezuidenhout
    Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
    Hi, thank you for the recipe and the stinking cute labels. Made a few bottles for gifts this morning and they turned out just adorable. I really love the feel of my hands after using the scrub. Good Job! and thanks for sharing, the little label totally seals the deal man! Appreciation from South Carolina.
  5. Sara Hertzog
    Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
    Hi! How many oz does this yield?? I’m filling 4oz jars and need to know how much sugar etc I need for 18 4oz jars. Thank you!!
  6. Molly Anderson
    Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
    What amount should I give as directions for use, to put on a gift tag?
    • Cindy
      Sunday, December 24th, 2017
      Gosh Molly, I don't know how to answer. I use a scoop for my legs, then another for my arms and then a little bit for my face.
  7. Janet
    Monday, December 18th, 2017
    I would love some of these recipes in my email cuz i seem to forget the recipes to soon
  8. Kristina
    Thursday, December 14th, 2017
    My jars are 2 25 lid size? Do you happen to have the labels in that size. Just asking. No worries if you don't. I love this idea. Thanks!
    • Cindy
      Sunday, December 24th, 2017
      Kristina the circle are 2 1/4 so that should work perfect.
  9. Carla A Lockwood
    Sunday, December 10th, 2017
    I made a single batch to try and I'm wondering if I'm using the wrong kind of coconut oil. Later in the day I went to try the scrub it was solid. How do you get it to stay soft? I used the winter ratio sugar to oil. What did I do wrong? I was hoping to make gifts for my co-workers.
    • Cindy
      Monday, December 11th, 2017
      Carla, no you didn't do anything wrong. The coconut oil with set up, espeically during the winter when our homes our cooler. When first hop in the shower I hold the jar in my hands a minute... it is enough to soften around the edges and I scoop it out. If you want it to stay more liquid use fractionated coconut oil. This type of coconut oil will stay liquid.

      Either way I think you will love how super silky this sugar scrub recipe makes your skin feel. I have even been using it on my face. I think I am going to add Frankincense and Copaiba along with the lavender for my next batch for extra benefit to my skin. I will let you know.
  10. Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
    Thank you for sharing this recipe and the labels. Can't wait to try it.
  11. Tricia Erk
    Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
    Can you use liquid coconut oil or does it have to start off solid?
    • Cindy
      Monday, December 11th, 2017
      Tricia, yes you can use the liquid... it will keep it from getting solid in the winter months.
    • Tricia Erk
      Sunday, December 17th, 2017
      Do you use the same amount of coconut oil if using liquid?
  12. Lena Willcox
    Monday, December 4th, 2017
    You will need to make these
  13. Jenni
    Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
    This is probably a silly question- but is this the recipe for one jar of scrub?
    • Cindy
      Monday, December 11th, 2017
      Hi Jenni, not a silly question at all.... but it is hard to answer since jar sizes are different. I used small jars and it filled two. It all will depend on the size you choose.